This week in Winning Post

The NSW autumn carnival heads out of town this Saturday and we've got Hawkesbury's big day covered.

Last-start Country Championships Final winner Victorem is among those targeting the Hawkesbury Guineas, one of a handful of features on the card, also including the Hawkesbury Gold Cup, Godolphin Crown, Gold Rush and Claret Stakes.

Elsewhere, it's Redoute's Choice Stakes day at Caulfield, Chairman's Stakes day at Morphettville, Gunsynd Classic day at Doomben and WA Sires day at Ascot.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting, plus the daytime action at Benalla and Coffs Harbour as well as fields, colours and selections for Dubbo, Sunshine Coast and Pinjarra.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Hawkesbury in NSW, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Kyneton, (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Newcastle (NSW edition) and Dalby (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Tamworth Cup day, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post April 28 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Should horses who don?t win for 12 months automatically have rating points deducted?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Hawkesbury Saturday - R6 N4 White Moss
Hawkesbury Saturday - R6 N6 Lubiton
Hawkesbury Saturday - R7 N2 Ecuador
Morphettville Parks Saturday - R5 N9 Danger Deal
Morphettville Parks Saturday - R7 N3 Greycliffe
Letter of the Week

Give him a go

It’s been two years since Amovatio last won a race, the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1600m). He’s raced 21 times since for five minor placings, four of those in listed races. 
Despite racing frequently and continually being beaten, Amovatio has dropped just five handicap points since his win at Hawkesbury (106 to 101). 
In fact, he went into the race at Hawkesbury with a rating of 102, having already won two listed races inside the previous nine months. 
But he’s currently got a 101 rating despite being unplaced from his past seven starts. Do the handicappers suggest he’s going as well as he was then? 
Racing requires horses like Amovatio to continue racing and the owners of the horse are good sports to persist, at around $45,000 to keep him in training each year.
But the horse is not being afforded his chance to win another race because his handicap is too high. 
Perhaps a number of points, say six, should be automatically shaved from a horse that doesn’t win over a 12-month period. 

Morgan Kelly
Epping (Vic)
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Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: